Better World Day has been moved to May 15. We are in need of volunteers to support students planting plants at our new school site.  We are in need of shovels.  We will be planting native, water friendly plants at our new school. We will have experts on site to help navigate this project as well as volunteers. 
8:30 – 9:30 4th planting 8 shrubs, 5th planting 8 trees 
9:45 – 11:00 Kindergarten planing shrubs and transplant garden
12:30 – 1:15 3rd grade planing transplant garden, 6th grade planting shrubs
1:30 – 2:30 7th and 8th grade finish planting shrubs and moving bark

No School Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day

Ways you can HELP and HAVE FUN:

Friday, May 17: Treat yourself to some Jamms frozen yogurt!  3-10 pm, enjoy some frozen yogurt at Jamms and help raise money for our school! Just mention PPCS at time of purchase. 

Tuesday, May 21: Pizza Night at Slice and Biscuit!  All sales between 5:30 and 8:30 will benefit PPCS.

Pennies for Plants and Plants for Pennies – A collection can labeled “Pennies for Plants” is in the office to raise funds for landscaping at our new location. We appreciate your donations of spare change. We are also collecting plants and seeds. Any extra plants will be sold or donated at an end of year plant sale to raise funds for future landscape projects.Flooring Donation! We are getting closer to meeting our goal. Please help us Spread the Word about our amazing matching donation opportunity for high-quality flooring in our new multipurpose room. We’re over halfway towards our $11,500 goal! Please share this link and ask folks to note their donation is for flooring: You can share this letter from our director for more information. Every little bit helps!

5th Graders Present Sharkwater Extinction – The 5th Grade Crew will have a short performance followed by the film: Sharkwater Extinction on Monday, May, 15 at the Kenworthy Theatre at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. This event is free, and any donations made will go to the World Wildlife fund. To check out the trailer visit

Board Business – Are you interested in shaping the future of PPCS? Do you have 6 or more hours to give each month? If so, please consider joining the Palouse Prairie Charter School Board. PPCS will be holding elections for new board members beginning May 23 at Gallery Night. Voting will be open for one week. Please contact Amy Ball at by May 17 for more information or if you would like to run.

Please Complete Our Parent Survey(s)-YES, there is more than one to complete.  Your feedback is so helpful in moving our work forward and making our school even better!  Please take the time to complete them

Survey #1

One of the pieces of Idaho’s new school accountability system is a parent survey. This survey asks for your input on several topics to help measure how our schools are doing in meeting your needs.To access the survey, visit then pick your student’s school from the drop-down menu.  The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. You can submit your survey until May 17, 2019. We will use these survey responses to identify opportunities to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. The state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s new school report card (  In addition, our Board of Directors works very hard to help support our teachers, administrative staff, and our families. In order to be responsive to parents’ needs, they need to hear from you.  Your input will also be used to help the Board evaluate our Executive Director. Thank you for participating in this survey

Survey #2

Our school is implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, with support from the Rural K-12 Research Project (RK-12). RK-12 is a collaboration of the Idaho Positive Behavior Network and professors in the College of Education at Boise State University. We would like to learn more about what you think about the climate at PPCS. School climate includes your feelings about the safety, relationships, and learning environment at your child’s school.

All of your responses on this survey are anonymous and can’t be linked to you in any way. Because we don’t know who answers the survey, we will not be able to tell your child’s teachers or anyone else about your individual answers to these questions.

Survey link:

Run the Palouse! Race Day is May 29th at 4pm at Mountain View Park! See you there!

Busing Next Year – We have learned from the MSD Bus Garage that busing will be a little different at our new school. The expectation is that all buses with PPCS students riding will drop off and pick up at the new location, eliminating the need for a transfer. Students living in the vicinity of East City Park will be picked up there in the morning and dropped off there in the afternoon. There is the possibility plans will change. We’ll update families right away if we learn anything has changed.

Summer Tutoring – Our own wonderful PPCS Aide Mariah Maki is offering tutoring this summer! Please see attached flyer for details. Mariah can be contacted at 651-472-2205 or

PEG GymKids and Palouse Empire Gymnastics open for summer registration. Did you know that if you register for any of our summer classes

Arboretum Associates Plant Sale  – Saturday, May,18, 9-12pm at the Palouse Ice Rink. There will be a variety of the latest annuals, xeriscape and daylilies, and hostas. Beautiful hanging baskets, free standing potted plants and more available to take home. All proceeds go to the Richard J. Naskali Asian recognition project in the Arboretum. For a full plant list visit

Phillips Farm Nature Camp – Come experience a week of nature and outdoor adventure. For Grades 1-5 June 17-21 and June 24-28, Monday-Friday, 9-3pm. Sign up through Moscow Park and Recreation, under Youth Enrichment Classes. Go to  Friends of Phillips Farm for more information.


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